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German anchors a talented roster, defensive improvements key for team success

By Jarrett Huff | December 5, 2019

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team has been having a historic run the past couple weeks, winning six consecutive games after starting the season 0-2. This marks the longest win streak since the 2015-16 season, when the Huskies won seven straight games...

Then-first-year guard Tyler Cochran looks to get the edge on a screen Monday during NIUs 65-48 win against Longwood University at the Convocation Center.

German comes in clutch for men’s basketball with four-point play late in game

By Jarrett Huff | November 24, 2019

DeKALB — Wins keep rolling in for men’s basketball as it defeated Southern Illinois University — Edwardsville in a close game on Saturday. Senior guard Eugene German’s four-point play in the final 10 seconds lifted the Huskies over the Cougars...

Redshirt senior forward Lacey James attempts a shot Wednesday while James Claar, WIU redshirt senior forward, pressures the Huskie at Western Hall.

Huskies march out of Macomb with victory over Western Illinois

By Mike Knapp | November 20, 2019

DeKALB — After winning three-straight home games over the weekend, the men’s basketball team headed back on the road Wednesday to take on Western Illinois University at Western Hall for the first time since 1994.After starting the season with two...

Upcoming events: week of Oct. 7

Upcoming events: week of Oct. 7

By Northern Star Staff | October 6, 2019

MondayBoard of Trustees Professor Seminar: Ross Powell, Board of Trustees professor of geology and environmental geosciences, will give a seminar on NIU’s research into climate change 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, Capitol Room....

Volleyball sets off season in the NIU Invitational

By Justin Kelley | September 2, 2019

DeKALB —  Over the weekend the volleyball team kicked off its season with two victories and one defeat when it hosted the annual NIU Invitational.In match one, the Huskies defeated Fairleigh Dickinson University Knights, three sets to one. The Huskies...

Men’s tennis set for a Friday double-header

By Patrick Smith | February 4, 2016

Men’s tennis (3-2) is coming off a 5-2 win over Eastern Illinois University last Saturday and is looking to defeat Southern Illinois University and Chicago State University in a double-header this weekend.The Salukis defeated the Huskies last season...

Sophomore pitcher Ben Neumann pitches the ball in a game against Illinois State University during the 2012 season.

Men’s baseball has tough spring break

By Brian Earle | March 18, 2013

Baseball had a rough week in which it played eight games, losing six of the contests. The Huskies (4-15) were swept by Southern Illinois in a three-game series earlier in the week. They lost 8-3 in game one, 3-2 in game two and 4-2 in the series finale....

Mens, Womens rugby place 2nd at Tournament of Champions

Men’s, Women’s rugby place 2nd at Tournament of Champions

By Ed Rietveld | April 22, 2012

Men's Rugby NIU’s men’s rugby finished second in the Tournament of Champions Saturday with a 4-1 record. The Huskies first game was against the Shamrock rugby club. NIU got off to a slow start, trailing 5-3, but it was able to respond and come back...

Baseball no longer winless

By Brian Thomas | March 18, 2012

NIU baseball went on a nine game road trip across the Midwest over the spring break period. The Huskies (4-16) went in without a win, but went 4-5 in the overall trip earning wins against Austin Peay, (5-1) in a 10 inning affair, Arkansas St, (6-5) Southern...